University of Sydney

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University of Sydney
motto Sidere mens eadem mutato

"The stars change, [but] the spirit [remains] the same"

founding October 1, 1850
Sponsorship state
place Sydney , Australia
Vice-Chancellor and Principal Michael Spence
Students 45,966
Employee 2,451 research associates
Networks CEMS
University of Sydney, Main Campus (Main Quadrangle)
Enrollments at the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney (English. University of Sydney ) is the oldest university in Australia . It was founded in Sydney in 1850 .


The university was founded on October 1, 1850 with the University of Sydney Act . Two years later, it opened on October 11, 1852. It belongs to the Group of Eight , the universities with the best reputation in Australia and is one of the forty most prestigious universities in the world.

The main campus is in Camperdown , a part of Sydney's inner west. The sandstone building in neo-Gothic style were by Edmund Blacket designed and created the 1,862th The acquisition of additional campus space and the takeover of previously independent schools enabled rapid development since the middle of the 20th century.

University building

There are 16 academic units ( faculties or schools ):

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Environment (agricultural and environmental sciences)
  • Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning (architecture, design and planning sciences)
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (humanities and social sciences)
  • University of Sydney Business School (Economics)
  • Faculty of Dentistry (dentistry)
  • Faculty of Education and Social Work (Pedagogy and Social Work)
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Sydney Law School (Law)
  • Sydney Medical School (Medicine)
  • Sydney Nursing School (Nursing and Obstetrics)
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Science
  • Sydney College of the Arts (Visual Arts)
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Music)
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science

Well-known graduates

Well-known graduates of the university are:

Web links

Commons : University of Sydney  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ University of Sydney: About us / Governance and structure / Governance: our leadership / Vice-Chancellor. Retrieved August 3, 2019 .
  3. ^ Faculties & Schools . University of Sydney website. Retrieved August 15, 2012.

Coordinates: 33 ° 53 ′ 14 ″  S , 151 ° 11 ′ 17 ″  E